Plaza Construction Completes New York City’s Tin Building

Premier Seaport Destination Features Adaptive Reuse of Former Fulton Fish Market

Plaza Construction is pleased to highlight their role in the historic rebuilding and reopening of the Tin Building at Pier 17, the site of the former Fulton Fish Market and now houses the much anticipated Jean-Georges Gourmet Food Hall. Plaza led the detailed replication of the NYC Landmarks building in the exciting South St. Seaport district.

“We’re proud to have been part of the historical project that is the Tin Building,” said Thomas D’Ercole, Executive Vice President of Plaza Construction. “This one-of-a-kind building is an exceptional example of how national landmarks can be repurposed in the modern context and brought up to date with modern amenities.”

Plaza Construction dismantled the entire structure of the original Fulton Fish Market, and removed the existing pier prior to building a new pier. This allowed the new building to be relocated 33 feet to the East and elevated so it is out of the flood plain. Plaza then proceeded to build the new structure, while restoring a select Iron and steel structural members and providing an exact replication of the facade and keeping the flavor of the original fish market. The Interior component, headed by Peter J. Hulbert, Plaza’s Executive in Charge, included an intense number of commercial kitchens and exotic food stations to serve the gourmet eatery with specialty destinations such as Hikku, the Fulton Fish Co., and Taquito, and a full traditional marketplace where shoppers can find everything from fresh bread and cheese to delicious fish and meat.

About Plaza Construction

Plaza Construction is one of the nation’s foremost construction management and general contracting firms. Since the company was formed in 1986, it has become a multi-faceted firm with national presence in the industry headquartered in New York, and regional offices. Plaza’s roots are in construction, real estate, investment and development management. Plaza’s experience includes work across various industries and has a unique understanding of the needs of the owner, the developer and the builder – a trifecta that benefits its clients as evidenced in its core portfolio.